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3 March 2009

Primrose as a Gift

Lady Genevieve/Pink Leader sent me a link as a present!

http://mfa.org/collections/search_art.asp?recview=true&id=118608&coll_keywords=60.560&coll_accession=&coll_name=&coll_artist=&coll_place=&coll_medium=&coll_culture=&coll_classification=&coll_credit=&coll_provenance=&coll_location=&coll_has_images=&coll_on_view=&coll_sort=0&coll_sort_order=0&coll_view=0&coll_package=0&coll_start=1

Or go to http://mfa.org and search the collections on accession number 60.560

"Back of an embroidered bodice
English, About 1600
England
38.3 x 30.5 cm (15 1/16 x 12 in.)
Linen with silk and gold-colored metallic thread and spangles embroidery

Classification: Costumes
Object is currently not on view
Cream linen ground,

embroidered in satin, stem and couching stitches, in yellow, blue, green, rose, red, and white silk yarns;

metallic yarns, and gilded spangles and beads.

Shaped neck and shoulders, tapering to narrow waist.

Soiled; spangles tarnished.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Special Textile Fund, 1960
Accession number: 60.560"


http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenthies/3315863628/in/set-72157600455734204/

(her Flickr site)

shows a close up of the primroses on it :

I asked Baroness Eowyn Amberdrake whether they were primroses or maybe marigolds because of the number of petals, but she said - primroses or the variant cowslip, because of the shape of the petals.

Also note the overturn on the pansy petals and the stitching on the honeysuckle.

.....and also the back from Lady Genevieve's Flickr set

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenthies/3315863864/in/set-72157600455734204/


Thankyou, both.

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